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Re: ARISS



    Dear readers,

        I agree 100% in what Bob says!
        The ARISS program all over the world is one of the best way to show
society the importance of hamradio.
        It's very wrong to think only on the money we spend on
administrative costs to support ARISS.
        If there wasn't ARISS we wouldn't have any chance to have a hamradio
station aboard ISS.
        That's what comes on newspapers, news on TV, magazines,etc...Real
public service for the comunity!

73,
Rodrigo (CT1GQU)




----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>
To: "Estes Wayne-W10191" <W10191@motorola.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 12:46 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ARISS


> On Thu, 10 Jul 2003, Estes Wayne-W10191 wrote:
>
> > AMSAT members supply a huge amount of volunteer labor for ARISS, and
> > nobody is suggesting that that should stop.  But why should AMSAT fund
> > the administrative expenses?
>
> But those are the main expenses!  As you say 98% of the labor is
> volunteer...
>
> > NASA arguably gets more benefit, and AMSAT
> > provides volunteer labor that would cost NASA missions of dollars per
> > year to do themselves.  Why shouldn't NASA fund the administration?
>
> Because they wouldn't.  And if they did, it would cost 10 times as much
> and they would cancel it and then we'd lose one of our best public
> outreach mechanisms ever.
>
> AND, the golden rule:  never give a bureaucracy over which you have NO
> control, the power to kill you.
>
> And the reason AMSAT does this is because it is HAM radio in space, and
> that is what AMSAT is all about.  Maybe some of us need to not just
> think "whats in this for ME?"  and instead considered "what's best for
> the future of HAM radio, they might have a better picture of the kinds of
> decisions that the AMSAT BOD has to deal with...
>
> de WB4APR, Bob
>
>
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